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The Regional Planning Commission for Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes, is a 31 member board of local elected officials and citizen members, appointed to represent you on regional issues. This board is supported by a staff of 23 professionals with broad experience, and doctorates or masters degrees, in a variety of areas including urban and regional planning, community development, economics, engineering, government, history, law, landscape architecture, political science, sustainable development, transportation, geography and other disciplines.

US 51B Environmental Assessment (LA 22 to Club De Luxe Rd.) Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

RPC and the LADOTD are proposing to  improve US 51 Business between LA 22 in Ponchatoula and the intersection with Club Deluxe Road (a distance of 2.59 miles) in southern Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.  The project corridor has seen an increasing amount of development along its length, including new residential subdivisions, retail activities, and continued development associated with the North Oaks Medical Center.  The project proposes to improve the route along the existing highway via  alternatives such as widening and/or intersection improvements along the entire length.

Date:           Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time:           5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Location:    Tangipahoa Parish Environmental Services Building
                     Conference Room
                     15485 West Club Deluxe Road
                     Hammond, LA 70403


Delta Regional Authority Opens Application Period For State Economic Development Assistance Program

For the full press release and information on the Delta Regional Authority as well as eligibility requirements, click here

Regional Planning Commision Assists with Conceptual Designs for Kenner Streetscape Improvements

The RPC and the City of Kenner, working with consultants GEC Inc. and M. Johanna Liebe, recently concluded a conceputal design process aimed at bringing a series of capital improvement projects outlined in the city's Kenner 2030: Strategic Plan for a Prosperous Future one step closer to implementation. The designs focused on three streetscape improvements that will enhance access, safety and quality of life for city residents.

Williams Blvd, at Airline today (on left) and proposed (on right)


2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA)

LUCA is the only opportunity offered to tribal, state, and local governments to review and comment on the U.S. Census Bureau's residential address list for their jurisdiction prior to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau relies on a complete and accurate address list to reach every living quarters and associated population for inclusion in the census. The Census Address List Improvement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-430) authorizes the LUCA.

RPC has joined the current LUCA count of residential and group quarters to the Census Block Tiger Geography of 2016 for use in GIS.  The entire state of Louisiana can be found in the file below.  Directions to subset your parish are included in the methodology paper

Download 2020 LUCA Census GIS Files
Download 7-zip (to unzip GIS file)


CENSUS 2010: Download GIS files

(PL-171-redistricting data)

Census 2010 parish, tract, block group and block geographies joined with total population, population by race, and housing occupancy data.  These files are formatted as shapefiles for use in GIS software (download is a zipped file).    A methodology paper describing the RPC process of downloading and formatting categorical names and of summarizing race data is available with each download. 
For a quick map view demonstrating demographic changes between 2000 and 2010 please click on the hyperlink below and zoom into your specific area of interest:

NY Times: Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census

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